The Boring “Secret” to Improving Your Dolphin Kick

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How to Improve Your Dolphin Kick Sustainably

As a swimmer, you know that dolphin kicks are important for stronger swimming. If you’re a competitive swimmer, you also know the importance of having a big dolphin kick. A quick check of a couple top swimmers will reveal strong, fast dolphin kicks. And that’s because dolphin kicks add considerable power to your freestyle.

The problem is that developing a big dolphin kick is neither easy nor particularly fun. It’s also difficult to do consistently. And that’s because most of the suggestions you will find online are quite flawed. They work, but they are unlikely to help you develop a sustainable practice to get you to where you want to be. So, how can you develop a successful dolphin kick practice?

The secret is to do sets of consecutive dolphin kicks.

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Having trouble with your dolphin kick? I bet you’ve tried countless dolphin kick drills over the course of your swim training. It’s as if you’re banging your head against the wall and getting nowhere.

Well, before you give up, let me share a secret to better dolphin kicking that will change your life and your swimming forever.

I am not joking.

But that’s why it’s a secret. I’m afraid you may not believe me and will continue to bang your head against the wall.

Here it is: Exhale underwater and then inhale fully through your nose when your face is above water at the surface.

Yes. It’s really that simple.

But, of course this isn’t a magic bullet and it’s not the only thing you need to consider.

In this guide, I am going to show you: